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  1. Clamshell Motor

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Going to replace the plastic cog with a brass one, has anyone done this and have you noticed any difference? Also what grease did you use? I am looking at using Lith-Moly grease... on the point of the clamshell motor which appears to be the Achilles heel of the roof, has anyone ever taken it...
  2. Clamshell motor test

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    So I had the symptoms, intermittent opening at first then completely non-working with the sound of a motor whirring. Fitted a s/h replacement motor, all seems good again. Taking the old motor out was hampered by the mechanism jammed against the stop bar, so wouldn't allow the "press & release"...
  3. Spider Roof Clamshell Release/Lock Motor

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Like many on this forum, I’ve had the usual difficulties with a stuck clamshell. After having replaced the plastic cog in the motor it usually performs flawlessly but on occasion, (particularly after it’s not been used for some time), I have had to resort to the old hammer tap trick to get...
  4. Spider clamshell brake light -half the lights not working

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi, I cant get at my car for a few weeks to check properly, but the last time it was out I was told about half the lights in the centre clamshell brake light were not working. Are there several individual bulbs in there, or is it a completer unit I will need to change? Thanks
  5. Clamshell motor for sale anyone?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Got one - thanks! Clamshell motor for sale anyone? @Mod - This is good to close: got second-hand motors (left and right) from Dutch 916 forum. Hi, The brass wormwheel that is part of the motor (part number 60620554) that catches the pin on the roof and secures it to the clamshell has...
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